Fun times two
It was double the fun for Miguel Samuel Mateo, newest addition to the family of singer-actress Sharon Cuneta and Sen. Francis Pangilinan.
Saying that it was a “special day” for her brood, Sharon recalled that she spent a month prepping for Miguel’s third birthday party and dedication last Saturday.
There were 11 food carts (from Auntie Anne’s pretzels to Starbucks coffee; from fishball and kikiam to corn dogs) at the venue, the Banyan Pavillion at Blue Leaf, Bonifacio Global City. Hizon’s and Marta’s Cakes provided the main fare.
A bubble show, exotic bird and python show, plus performances by jugglers and monocyclists, were presented by Clowning Around party specialists. Party theme was Thomas the Tank Engine Train, Miguel’s latest obsession.
“He loves cars, too,” Sharon said. “He knows by name different car models he sees on the streets,” Sen. Kiko said.
And because the boy enjoys taking his toy cars apart, his parents said Miguel could be a budding mechanic or Formula One driver. As if on cue, Miguel started dismantling a toy motorbike, a gift from composer and ninong Louie Ocampo.
At least 40 of the godparents were present that day, led by Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo.
The event was also meant to formally introduce Miguel to the public. “Last year, his (adoption) papers came through,” Sharon related. “Kiko and I decided to have one big party to celebrate everything.” Indeed, she pulled out all the stops. “We want Miguel to know how proud we are to introduce him [as our son].”
She said her wish was for Miguel to grow up to be a “good man, like his dad.” His dad’s wish is for the kid to “become a man with a fierce and deep love for God, family and country.”
Both said Miguel’s sisters KC, Frankie and Miel absolutely adored the boy.
KC is Miguel’s biggest fan, said Sharon, and “Miguel always tries to impress KC.”
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